Maine Revised Statutes

§1837-A. Raffles

1. Registration required.   Unless otherwise specified by this section, a person or organization may not conduct a raffle without registering with the Gambling Control Unit.
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2. Raffle with a prize of $1,000 or less.   A person or organization is not required to register with the Gambling Control Unit to conduct a raffle in which the total value of the prize offered to the holder of the winning chance does not exceed $1,000. If the raffle is conducted in a manner in which there are multiple winning chances, the total value of all prizes offered may not exceed a value of $1,000.
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3. Raffle with a noncash prize of $1,001 to $10,000.   A person or organization may conduct a raffle in which the total value of the prize offered to the winning chance is greater than $1,001 and does not exceed $10,000 upon the acceptance of a registration by the Gambling Control Unit. The Gambling Control Unit may not accept a registration for a raffle under this subsection unless the registration states a verifiable charitable purpose for which the proceeds of the raffle are dedicated to benefit. If the raffle is conducted in a manner in which there are multiple winning chances, the total value of all prizes offered may not exceed a value of $10,000. A prize offered for a raffle conducted under this subsection may not be in the form of cash and may not be exchanged for cash.
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4. Raffle with a noncash prize up to $75,000 conducted by eligible organization.   An eligible organization as described in section 1832, subsection 2 may conduct a raffle in which the total value of the prize offered to the winning chance does not exceed $75,000 upon the acceptance of a registration by the Gambling Control Unit. The registration must state a verifiable charitable purpose for which the proceeds of the raffle are dedicated to benefit. If the raffle is conducted in a manner in which there are multiple winning chances, the total value of all prizes offered may not exceed a value of $75,000. A prize for a raffle conducted under this subsection may not be in the form of cash and may not be exchanged for cash. An eligible organization may not conduct more than one raffle under this subsection in a 12-month period.
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5. Raffle conducted by persons 18 years of age or older; exception.   Raffle chances or tickets may not be sold by a person under 18 years of age, except for raffles conducted under subsections 2 and 3 designed to benefit activities of children at an event generally attended by persons under 18 years of age.
[ 2017, c. 284, Pt. KKKKK, §25 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2017, c. 284, Pt. KKKKK, §25 (NEW).